The update to the PlayStation 4 firmware 8.00 may have received the worst negative reaction to a patch of Sony console ever. Fans are dissatisfied with the new, coherent way of setting up a party to start chatting with their spouses. However, the feature does not seem to change in any significant way on the PlayStation 5 – in terms of how it works at least. As part of yesterday’s UI revelation, Sid Shuman coordinated how you can share the photos you took with the parties, which look like the message groups we currently tolerate.
Towards the end of the demonstration, Sid chooses to share a Destruction AllStars capture with some friends. He chooses a party named Nifty Voyagers, which shows that there is already a voice discussion of the headphone icon to the right of the group name. As such, we have ample evidence to suggest that these parties will work in a similar way to message groups where you can send text messages, start parties, and share media with your friends all in one place.
Sid Shuman also affirms with a quote: “Remember, parties are bigger than just voice chat right now.”; This is a difficult situation to deal with because this new system brings many benefits if you have a dedicated team of friends as you play your games on PS4 and PS5. It acts like a Discord channel while everything happens in one place. But as soon as someone else wants to join the team, things get harder. PS4 users have also found that adding new players to your message group allows newcomers to see your entire chat history. That’s not good, is it?